Video: Sending the Gouverneur & SLC Fair Out with Crash and BangPosted: Updated:
The Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair has been around for more than 160 years, a long-standing staple in the community.
However, fair officials are always finding ways to switch things up.
"We got a brand new dairy barn. We had a new covered bridge connecting the agriculture tent to the midway," said Don Peck, fair manager. "We did a lot of infrastructure improvements this years."
And they even brought in new vendors.
For John Miller, owner of Nibble's Snackery, it was his first time serving up food for a county fair crowd.
"We wanted a bigger experience than just setting up around town," said Miller.
And he says despite the long hot days, he'll be back.
"We like it, we like it. Especially when people come up and tell you, 'Thank you, that was the best food that we've eaten in a long time." said Miller.
Along with the food, people enjoyed other fair staples, like games and rides., the big finale for the fair Sunday was the demolition derby, which brings about 2,000 people to the stands.
"It's fun. Just the thrill of watching people get angry and take their anger out on other people's cars," said Macomb resident Rachel Durham.
The rest of the crowd agreed with her, clapping and cheering on their favorites.
"Big fans, big excitement. Families get involved together," said Durham.
And it can be even more thrilling when you're behind the wheel, according to Gouverneur resident and derby driver Chris Fuller.
"I love to smash stuff, but if you do it at your house, you always get in trouble, so you might as well do it at the fair," said Fuller.
Sending the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair out with a crash and a bang.